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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:47 PM
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18. I started working at age 11 (family business.. I had no choice)
It;s not so much the "working young", as it is the procreating young.. If you are female, once you have a child(children), you have cast your lot, and most of the time, you will be mother-first, and everything else-second.

The younger you are when you have that first child, will most likely determine what the rest of your life will be.

You can change a lot of things about your life as you get older, but the fact that you are a parent will not change, and the costs involved in raising kids are always more than a naive teenager thinks they will be.

Postponing childbirth until one is older & self sufficient should be the goal for all girls..no matter where they live.. If you have one kid by 17, there is often a 2nd, 3rd 4th etc. :(
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